Discover Chile Cultural Discovery


Holiday Fact File

Trip Code: AAE
Region: Americas
Countries visited: Chile
Activities: Mountains, Volcanoes, Glaciers, Desert, Languages
Duration: 15 Days
Difficulty: Leisurely
Profile: Travel by internal flights, private minibus and boat.
Meals: All breakfasts included.
Accomodation: 9 nights in standard hotels or locally owned bed and breakfasts and 3 nights in comfortable hotels, all en suite.
Group: Normally 8 to 16, plus leader and appropriate local guides.

Holiday price from: to including flights.

Chile's best: the Atacama Desert, Lake District and Patagonia

Osorno Volcano at dusk across Lago Llanquihue

Chile's narrow coastal strip stretches for 4300km and is dominated by the towering peaks of the Andes. Covering over half the length of South America, Chile has an unparalleled range of environments; from the world's driest desert, the hostile Atacama, with its geysers and salt flats, to the fertile valleys and vineyards of central Chile. To the south lies the Lake District with dramatic, snow-capped volcanoes, deep blue lakes and gushing waterfalls. Further still, in the extreme south we reach Patagonia, a land of ice fields, mountains, glaciers and immense solitude; the 'uttermost part of the earth'. 

Holiday Itinerary

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Day 1: Depart London.Show detailed information

Day 2: Arrive Santiago; afternoon city tour.Show detailed information

Day 3: Full day optional excursion to Valparaiso, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the beaches of Vina del Mar.Show detailed information

Day 4: Fly to Calama; transfer to San Pedro de Atacama. Explore the Valley of the Moon at sunset.Show detailed information

Day 5: Explore Chile's largest salt lake - the Salar de Atacama (optional).Show detailed information

Day 6: Full day excursion high into the Andes to El Tatio geyser (optional).Show detailed information

Day 7: Fly to Puerto Montt; to Puerto Varas in heart of Lake District. Afternoon at leisure.Show detailed information

Day 8: Full day tour of Lake District including boat trip on Lago Todos Los Santos, and an easy walk on lava fields of Osorno Volcano.Show detailed information

Day 9: Fly to Punta Arenas in Patagonia.Show detailed information

Day 10: Free morning or optional excursion to Magdalena Island to see the penguin colony; afternoon to Puerto Natales.Show detailed information

Day 11: A full day of sightseeing and short walks in Torres del Paine N.P.Show detailed information

Day 12: Optional full day zodiac/boat excursion through Torres del Paine on the Rio Serrano to Balmaceda Glacier; afternoon return to Puerto Natales.Show detailed information

Day 13: To Punta Arenas; fly to Santiago.Show detailed information

Day 14: Depart Santiago.Show detailed information

Day 15: Arrive London.Show detailed information

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